Having The Answers
I managed a significant project for an Indian financial services regulator. When the Chairman of the regulator saw our recommendations, he was very impressed, and asked if we could present our work to the Finance Minister. The meeting with the Minister was a monumental one for me. I remember waiting for the meeting, outside the Minister’s office, in the Secretariat. Just being in that place is enough to give one goosebumps! Although I wasn’t presenting, I ended up having an important role. No one expected people at that high a level to be interested in the details. But they asked detailed questions about where our ideas came from and what the challenges will be for implementation, and I was able to help answer. I realized the kind of impact I can create, even with fairly simple recommendations. It really reinforced to me the ability Oliver Wyman has to drive change on such a large scale, and deliver true impact for the industry’s development.